Yorkshire Midwives on Call

Genre: Reality, Spring 22

Duration: 5 x 60’

Year of Production: 2022

Production Company: Candour Productions

Commissioned By: BBC Two, UK

Definition: HD

Tracking the ultimate home deliveries!

Warm-hearted, celebratory, and intimate, Yorkshire Midwives on Call follows the incredible work of a group of six dedicated midwives in Bradford, Yorkshire, who help parents-to-be prepare for a home birth and then ease the new arrivals into the world. Unprecedented access to the Bradford Hospital Home Birth Team provides real insights to this most vital of roles but we also get to know these down-to-earth, caring and hard-working superwomen – and men – in their own lives.

Covering a wide area of the county, including picturesque dales and windswept moors, upmarket suburbs and inner-city communities, the team visits expectant mums everywhere from remote farmhouses to tower blocks. Through the eyes of this down-to-earth and close-knit team, each episode follows three families’ journeys. Getting involved at an early stage the midwives often form close bonds with the families they work with and provide support throughout the pregnancy all the way up until the big day (with a few false alarms along the way!). Every baby’s arrival is a huge privilege for them to be part of, joining a family in a truly special moment.



Nominated, Best Entertaining Documentary, 2022 Grierson Award